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Director Julia Barrett-Martinelli on Dame Le Mano / Give Me Your Hand Radio Show

AccessAbility is on Dame Le Mano / Give Me Your Hand Radio Show, Tuesday, August 19th at 3:00pm. Listen as Director Julia-Barrett Martinelli talks about AccessAbility’s services and our quest to empower people with disabilities. Check it out on El Sol 980-1480 AM To listen on Tunein, click HERE For Livestreaming, click HERE To listen to the show on Sound Cloud, click HERE

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Free Currency Readers

NLS has agreed to partner with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in distributing its currency readers. The readers are free and only will read U.S. currency. BEP began distributing the currency readers at the National Federation of the Blind conference in Orlando, Florida, last week. BEP also plans to distribute currency readers at the American Council of the Blind conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, next week, and at the Blinded Veterans Association conference in Las Vegas in August.…

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Living with No Boundaries: Meet Brendan

Living with No Boundaries: Meet Brendan By the Disability.gov Team A basketball whizzes past the camera, and a little boy with short blonde hair cracks a smile and lets out a mischievous laugh. His dad, Ricky, jogs to the ball and in a split second returns it for another round of entertainment. When you ask Brendan questions, he answers confidently. He eagerly returns high-fives. His energy fills the room, tugging at the heartstrings of everyone at the photo shoot. Brendan…

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Breaking News: WIOA Overwhelmingly Passes House, Moves to President’s Desk for Signature!

Credit: National Council on Independent Living. July 9, 2014 By theadvocacymonitor The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is on its way to the President’s desk! As we previously reported, leaders from the House and Senate have introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The Senate passed WIOA on June 25th by a vote of 95-3. Today the House Passed WIOA by a vote of 415-6. It is time to celebrate, and to come together as advocates from across the…

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